Rebecca L. Ruebner, MD, MSCE

Areas of Expertise: Chronic kidney disease, Glomerulonephritis, Hypertension, Kidney stones, Nephrotic syndrome
Locations: Main Campus; Specialty Care, Princeton
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

    Residency

    Pediatrics - Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA

    Fellowship

    Pediatric Nephrology - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA

    Graduate Degree

    MS in Clinical Edpidemiology - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Physician

    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

  • Centers and Programs
  • Research Interests
    Improving kidney outcomes in pediatric recipients of non-renal solid organ transplants and understanding cardiovascular disease in children with chronic kidney disease.
  • Publications

    Books

    2013

    Ruebner R, Pradhan M. Proteinuria. In: Zorc JJ, Alpern ER, Brown LW, Loomes KM, Marino BS, Mollen CJ, Raffini LJ, editors. Schwartz’s clinical handbook of pediatrics, 5th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; 2013.

    Ruebner R, Pradhan M. Hematuria. In: Zorc JJ, Alpern ER, Brown LW, Loomes KM, Marino BS, Mollen CJ, Raffini LJ, editors. Schwartz’s clinical handbook of pediatrics, 5th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; 2013.

    2012

    Ruebner R, Copelovitch L. Nephrotic syndrome. In: Schwartz MW, editor.  Schwartz: 5-minute pediatric consult. 6th ed. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer, Lippincott William Wilkins; 2012.

    Ruebner R, Copelovitch L. Edema. In: Schwartz MW, editor.  Schwartz: 5-minute pediatric consult. 6th ed. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer, Lippincott William Wilkins; 2012.

    Ruebner R, Copelovitch L. Dysuria. In: Schwartz MW, editor.  Schwartz: 5-minute pediatric consult. 6th ed. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer, Lippincott William Wilkins; 2012.

    Ruebner R, Copelovitch L. Chronic kidney disease. In: Schwartz MW, editor.  Schwartz: 5-minute pediatric consult. 6th ed. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer, Lippincott William Wilkins; 2012.

    Ruebner R, Copelovitch L. Acute kidney injury. In: Schwartz MW, editor.  Schwartz: 5-minute pediatric consult. 6th ed. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer, Lippincott William Wilkins; 2012. 

    Abstracts

    2012

    Ruebner R, Reese PP, Denburg M, Xie D, Abt PL, Furth SL. End-stage kidney disease after pediatric non-renal solid organ transplantation: 20 year US experience [oral presentation]. 2012 American Society of Pediatric Nephrology Annual Meeting; 2012 Apr 28-May 1; Boston, MA.

    Ruebner R, Reese PP, Denburg M, Xie D, Rand E, Abt PL, Furth SL. Risk factors for end-stage kidney disease after pediatric liver transplantation. Oral presentation at the American Transplant Congress, Boston, MA, June 2012

    2011

    Ruebner R, Metjian TA, Zaoutis T, Coffin S, Windt K, Katchur S, et al. Improving outcomes from central-line associated bloodstream Infection in pediatric hemodialysis patients [presentation]. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Patient Quality and Safety Conference; 2011 May;  Philadelphia, PA.

    Papers

    2012

    Ruebner R, Goldberg D, Abt PL, Bahirwani R, Levine M, Sawinski D, et al. Risk of end-stage renal disease among liver transplant recipients with pretransplant renal dysfunction. Am J Transplant. 2012 Nov;12(11):2958-65. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2012.04177.x. Epub 2012 Jul 3. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22759237. Read the abstract

    Ruebner RL, Reese PP, Denburg MR, Rand EB, Abt PL, Furth SL. Risk factors for end-stage kidney disease after pediatric liver transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2012 Dec;12(12):3398-3405. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2012.04270.x. Epub 2012 Sep 20. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22994862. Read the abstract

    Ruebner RL, Kaplan BS, Copelovitch L. A time for reappraisal of "atypical" hemolytic uremic syndrome: should all patients be treated the same? Eur J Pediatr. 2012 Oct;171(10):1519-25. Epub 2012 Jun 7. PubMed; PMID 22673930. Read the abstract

    Ruebner R, Russo P, Kaplan BS. Nephrotic syndrome presenting in a patient with primary Sjögren's syndrome: questions. Pediatr Nephrol. 2012 Aug;27(8):1277, 1279-82. doi: 10.1007/s00467-011-2030-7. Epub 2011 Oct 29. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22038202. No abstract available.

    Posters and Presentations

    2012

    Goldberg D, Ruebner R, Bahirwani R, Abt PL, Levine M, Sawinski D, et al. Risk of end-stage renal disease after liver transplant among recipients with sustained pre-transplant renal dysfunction [poster presentation]. American Transplant Congress 2012; 2012 Jun 2-6; Boston, MA.

  • Editorial and Academic Positions

    Academic and institutional committees

    2010-present, Patient Quality and Safety Committee, Division of Nephrology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
    2010-present, Admissions Interview Panel, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
    2008-2009, Education Committee of Program for Patient Quality and Safety, Children’s Hospital Boston
    2007-2009, Intern Selection Committee, Children’s Hospital Boston
    2006-2009, Residency Program Training Committee, Children’s Hospital Boston